Advanced steam turbines and a distributed tower solar field
Renewable sources of electrical energy need to be increasingly deployed to reduce fossil fuel consumption and CO2 emissions as much as possible. CSP represents a promising and currently rapidly evolving renewable energy segment. Both the solar field, forming the essential of CSP block, and steam turbine generator with its auxiliary components, traditionally seen as a standard part of any power block, require an innovative approach to make it competitive. Doosan Sˇkoda Power has designed dedicated steam turbine generators in the range of 20-300 MW for CSP applications based on a widely-applied turbine modular design. While power blocks are supplied to large-scale CSP projects, a long-term partnership with CSP start-up Vast Solar is being used to gain additional insight into the operational and planning aspects of medium-scale CSP projects.
Steam turbine manufacturers are investing heavily into the development of technologies for large ultra-super critical units, highly efficient and flexible turbines for combined cycles and in the design of compact high-speed turbines for special applications.Read more…
Director of Turbogenerator Product Doosan Skoda Power
Article published in: FuturENERGY November 2015